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post #1 of 63
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Unfortunately have to slum it around Riviera for the practice round b2_tongue.gif  Had a great time today walking the course and taking pics.  This was my first time being at Riviera and the course is amazing.  Firont nine is incredible imo.  Each hole has it's own feel and character.  I'm going to post the player's pics first and then the course pics and the second post.

 

Video of pro's swings can be found on this thread http://thesandtrap.com/t/64790/pga-tour-pro-swings-thread-2013-northern-trust-open...enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 63
Awesome job Mike! Thanks for sharing!!
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Great pics! Riviera is a very good test of golf, and it gets forgotten in the early-season schedule. The field for this year's event is very strong, and I'm looking forward to seeing Luke Donald and a few others for the first time this season. Lee Westwood played okay at Pebble, but I'm picking him to contend and possibly win this week.
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post #5 of 63
I can't wait. If the weather holds up, I'll be going, probably on Saturday. First attending of a golf tournament since the 2010 Tiger Challenge. I have good memories of attending past instances of this event.
post #6 of 63
Superb photos, thanks for sharing. Surprised there arent more people at the practise days. Looks like its gonna be a strong field this weekend.
post #7 of 63
Thread Starter 

Glad you guys enjoy the pics c2_beer.gif  For video of the pro's swings go here http://thesandtrap.com/t/64790/pga-tour-pro-swings-thread-2013-northern-trust-open

 

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Originally Posted by clarkeycats View Post

Superb photos, thanks for sharing. Surprised there arent more people at the practise days. Looks like its gonna be a strong field this weekend.

 

Monday is usually a slow day, most guys don't even play 18 and some of the bigger name guys don't even show up until Tuesday.  Security told me to park wherever I wanted, drove right in the front gate.  Tomorrow's a different story.  If you really want to see what the best players in the world look like and how they hit it, practice days are the best, especially Tuesdays.  No Pro-Ams on Tuesday lol 

post #8 of 63

Thanks for the pictures and close-ups of the player's bag. Love those Titleist wedges.

 

I enjoy practice rounds - I've gone to the Players', Masters, Bayhill, and a few others (Champions Tour, Euro Tour), and have always had a better time than during the actual tournament.  Players are relaxed, often talk to spectators, and you get some good opportunities for pictures.

 

The tour comes to my neck of the woods in a few weeks, and I'll be out there in full force. Pretty pathetic being a golf groupie.c3_clap.gif

post #9 of 63

Great pics, thanks for sharing Mike!

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post #11 of 63

Great pics Mike!  Thanks!

 

I love how close you were able to get.  Looks like you were 2 feet away from Furyk on that one tee box!

post #12 of 63
Sweet! Thanks for the pics Mike!
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That was awesome! Thanks for sharing.

 

Vijay is definietly my favourite to watch at the range.  Cool to see him helping some other golfers too

post #14 of 63

That Fujikura Rombax P95 X-Stiff shaft is for a boom stick.  Great shaft!  Too bad I don't have the ss for it.

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Love this tournament!  Watched some of the replay of last year's final round last night and was reminded how difficult the course is.  The winner(s) last year finished 72 holes at 7 under par!  How often does that happen outside of the Opens?

 

Love the 10th hole ... the "driveable" (though not really) par 4 that is barely over 300 yards and isn't even remotely close to being considered an easy "birdie" hole.  The 18th and it's natural ampitheater setting is also a fantastic way to finish.

 

Why am I sitting here at work instead of out there at the course?  Hmmm ... I got no answer to that.

post #16 of 63
Got the makings of a great tournament, lots of Europeans there this weekend.
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Great shots! Must be nice to have any club or shaft available in a second's notice.

 

Curious... do you know what AD DI shaft was Furyk using?

post #18 of 63

Hoping Adam Scott can start the year of well with a win !

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